ORIGIN: CHONTALÁ, QUICHÉ
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHE’
We are so impressed by the coordination of the Ut'z Bat'z weaving cooperative. Their group leader Maria, reached out to us at Hiptipico searching for a way to expand their production and to help provide a more stable income for all the women in their cooperative. The female artisans in this group have some of the most intricate floral embroidery and a very efficient process in making embroidered belts called "fajas"! Meaning, when you purchase a camera strap from our woven collection, you can shop knowing you're helping provide a dignified job opportunity for female weavers.